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he said he would keep some parts of the president's health care overhaul including coverage for pre-existing conditions. the first time we have heard him say anything quite like that. >> said before, i will repeal. repeal. day one, i will repeal. now, a slight softening. >> he says i will repeal it and replace it with his own. we didn't know what parts of his own he would maintain. >> now hearing it, yes. finally. the latest gallup poll suggests president obama picked up momentum after the convention in charlotte. in august, in a dead heat. >> the numbers put the president ahead by five points. abc's senior washington editor looks at a state in play. good morning, rick klein. >> reporter: rob, paula, ohio is the key. here is why. according to abc news latest race projections president obama in line for 207 electoral votes to 206. if you add in ohio's 18. 255 of the 270 he need. he would need one or more states
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to take it all. if romney doesn't win ohio he would have to win every other battleground state. the president getting one of the photo-ops on the campaign trail. visiting a pizza shop. >> good to see you. >> he got a literal lift. not bad coming out of the convention again. doesn't hurt that it was in florida. rob, paula. >> that gay actually, president sapresident -- that guy actually, president said look at those guns, he said he will vote for him again, never saw the leader of the free world, bear hugged and picked up in a pizza joint. rare moment on the trail. >> no republican candidate ever won the presidency without winning ohio. the presidency in general from 1904 through 2004, the candidate who won ohio, democart or republican, won the presidency, 24 out of 26 times. ohio, uber important. 17 or 18.
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>> 19 electoral votes. >> that's what i meant. >> bellwether state, for sure. fighting hard for ohio. see how it plays out. moving on to news, a wildfire that erupted near jackson, wyoming, scorched more than 800 acres since saturday. tourists were ordered to evacuate a resort that had to be shut down over the weekend. residents are told to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. firefighters are facing more high wind later today. >> a big clean-up job is still under way here in new york, after the city got slammed by two very rare tornados. the twisters touched down moments apart in brooklyn and queens. damaging homes and taking new yorkers by surprise. we have more now from abc's ginger zee. >> oh, my god. look at the tornado. >> not only is that a tornado, but it is a tornado in new york city. one of two that ripped through queens and brooklyn. the first born around 11:00 a.m. on the water then hitting land, slicing through the beach community of queens with 70 mile per hour winds.
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roofs were ripped off and debris went flying everywhere. >> just 15 second of intense wind, white noise, things crashing all around me. >> 7:00 later, the same storm formed a new tornado, packing wind up to 100 miles per hour. whipping through brooklyn. >> that is a tornado. >> today while erasing the evidence, it was still hard to grasp what had hit them. >> now is the clean-up. i started early this morning. i am almost done. but thank god we are okay. >> 13 other states from south carolina to maine were rocked by damaging wind. so the hardest hit, the nation's capital, more than 200,000 customers reported power outages. >> tornados are rare in new york city. there had been 12 since 1950. that included one in brooklyn in 2010. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> thank you, ginger. a different kind of storm that darkened the sky over phoenix. a giant cloud of dust, known as
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a haboob, arabic word for wind, blanketed the city. so thick some flights were delayed. drivers were forced to pull off the road. >> seen four or five of them in the area this year. wow. here is your monday forecast, everybody. stormy in the southwest. with heavy monsoons from new mexico to southern california. scorching heat in texas. also some thunderstorms around orlando, tampa and fort lauderdale. >> 91, miami. 70s in the northeast, midwest. 80s from kirk kesalbuquerque, 6e pacific northwest. talk about lighting up the night sky. there was a spectacular sight in reno, nevada. >> take a look at the special balloons known as dawn patrol. lighting things up at day break over the weekend. part of the great reno balloon race, featuring more than 100 balloons soaring above the crowd. that's beautiful. look at that. >> gorgeous. >> have you seen the movie with repunzal in it, they have lights
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and balloons. >> no. >> what were they called? oh, tangled. just called it rapunzel. you need to see some kids movies. >> almost as cool as the image of landing in vegas at night. you see the oasis pop up from the dark. get a little teary. >> okay, coming up, what heidi klum is claiming after a war of word and a big breakup with seal. >> what a story of survival, for a 7-year-old colorado girl who thought she just had the flu, but instead, had a disease that dates back to the middle ages. now she is recovering. th's the good news. we'll have more from "world news now" returns after this. ♪ work on time again this morning ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ this old job is all that i got now ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by charmin, ultrastrong. in the bathroom.
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well from a camping trip to the emergency room, what a road to recovery for a 7-year-old colorado girl who came down with an illness that dates back to the middle ages. >> thanks to specialists at a denver pediatric hospital her condition was diagnosed as bubonic plague. clayton sandel reports. >> reporter: this little girl is in the hospital recovering from the fight of her life. >> can you get up and walk? >> reporter: the 7-year-old came down with what her parents thought was flu. >> my little sierra wasn't herself. >> reporter: then a seizure, her breathing stopped. >> i thought my gosh we will lose her. >> reporter: she was air lifted to rocky mountain hospital for children in denver, fever spiking, 107 degrees. >> i remember leaving that morning scared when i came back
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that she wasn't going to survive. >> reporter: when doctors jennifer snow found clues, swollen lymph node in her leg and bug bites. >> that was my eureka, ah-ha moment. >> reporter: then her parents remembered, just days before, the family had been to a campground where sierra jane found a dead squirrel. doctors suspect fleas jumped from the girl to their young host infecting her with bubonic plague. the same black death that killed 25 million people during the middle ages. but with an average of seven u.s. cases a year, a disease doctors rarely see. >> there is a saying in medicine if you hear hoof beats look for horses, don't forget about the zebras, more unusual diseases. in this case this is a zebra. >> it is okay. >> reporter: thanks to quick thinking and antibiotics, sierra jane will make a full recovery. >> they sat her on my lap, she
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melted into me. mommy, it feels so good to be held. and i just -- that was the best moment. the best. >> clayton sandel, abc news, denver. >> to think she was so sweet. she wanted to bury the dead little squirrel and the fleas could have infected her. just heartbreaking. she will make the recovery. great news. >> something that killed 25 million people, so long ago is now treatable, amazing. >> with the strides we have made. for sure. >> let's lighten the mood a little bit. when we come back, breaking "the skinny" news this morning, a former sexiest man alive, off the market this morning. >> did you -- did you, really? oh. >> have to stay tune and find out. >> what heidi klum says she never did while married to seal. it is all next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> has there ever been a lovelier couple, blake and ryan? has there? they're both gorgeous. >> no there hasn't. >> she may be mrs. ryan reynold.
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according to a radio station out of charlotte, they got hitched over the weekend. yes. they said they got married. at a plantation in mount pleasant. according to a tweet. "people" magazine says that the two were spotted in south carolina with bette midler, a big event did take place on the alleged plantation. and a large cake was driven down from virginia. her mother, her sister were spotted in town. reps for both actors are not commenting. but if you remember earlier, in the summer, another rumor came out, they were quick to shoot it down. haven't said anything. >> a lot couple. some good-looking kids. two a-listers. secret wedding. kept the media away. >> love lryan reynold. >> blake, a good looking girl. congratulations to the love bird there. on the opposite end of the spectrum here, heidi klum,
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giving an interview to katie couric, check out katie's talk show, premiers today. i don't know what time. check it out. katie will be asleep. i don't know why. said, prettyo katie about, much accused her of fornicating with the help, clear reference to her relationship with the bodyguard, martin christian, and heidi told katie, a unique choice of word. i am used to it. other people aren't. maybe she is used to some biting word by seal. maybe insight what turned sour in the marriage. he back tracked, he was clarifying, wasn't accusing heidi of treating while they were married, saying the relationship with the bodyguard, started when they technically on paper were married. heidi says she moved on. that is the end of that. heidi speaking out. saying i did not cheat on my man and don't like those word. >> dvr katie's show to make sure, right? >> i will check it out. see heidi.
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>> this could have been really, really catastrophic for miley cyrus had she been home in her studio city residence. a guy clutching scissors, 4:00 a.m. in the morning, tried to force his way into her residence. claimed he was a friend of her. luckily, mentioned. she was not home. he has been arrested. you can see the guy right there. after they saw him jump behind some bushes. no charges have been filed against the trespasser at this point. but that could have been a frightening scene. >> yeah, maybe could have been a good thing. maybe trying to give her a new haircut. would be nice. >> not much to cut. not much left. just the mohawk on top. >> jennifer lawrence, star of "the hunger games" in an interview at toronto film festival. almost passed on the hunger games. was scared how famous it would make her, the size, the aftermath. she used to do independent films. a big studio. truth was bottom of my heart i
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car. >> yes. >> finally this half-hour, a lezsle lesson in the bird and bees, thanks to the zoo in washington. >> zookeepers believe that a high profile couple may be welcoming a bundle of joy. abc's john muller and the news. >> are they? aren't they? all eyes on the famous couple and their highly anticipated baby, no, not william and kate, duke and duchess of cambridge, the popular pandas, adored by the hoard of visitors to d.c. national zoo could have a new cubben ein a few weeks. the clues, mei has begun building a nest. her uterine wall is thickening, her hormone levels have changed. sound like a done deal. panda pregnancy is never a done deal until the cub is born. panda moms have false pregnancy. >> a time during which the
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reproductive tract changes and hormone profile mimics regular pregnancy. >> the couple from china, in 2000, had one baby cub. that was seven years ago. they also had seven false pregnancies. even with ultrasound, it is almost impossible for doctors to tell if it is real or fake. if mei fails, she could be headed become to china, replaced by a younger, more fertile female. so far, signs are good. everyone is hoping this time it will be pandemonium. john muller, abc news. >> so glad we informed you with that this monday morning. you are so much more enlightened. >> so much more. mondays are slow news days, folks. it is not slow in the faris household. >> panda, pandemonium. i'll breast-feed. >> all natural. >> that's right. breast milk is the best milk.
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this morning on "world news now" -- on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, a breakthrough in the long battle fought by so many people at ground zero. >> federal health experts are finally ready to link the toxic dust at the site to dozens of types of cancer. it is monday, september 10th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." happy monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. we'll get to the news that impacts first responders, rescuers and manhattan residents in a moment. the health care fight on the campaign trail. now mitt romney is saying some of president obama's reforms are
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just fine with him. we have always known he maintained he is going to repeal what he calls obama care and replace it with his own. now we are finding out exactly what he would keep and what he would discard of. >> the position softened. one of the big things, polls support the idea that people with pre-existing conditions should get coverage. he is saying, backs that part of the reform. get to that. big story -- breaking news from your old stomping ground of chicago. where public school teachers are set to strike this morning for the first time in quarter century. teachers, parents, students all facing a very tough situation. could be some messy days in the windy city. >> got a message from one friend, she had to call out of work. who will watch the kids? later, big names and big games, sanchez, manning, rg iii and the big stories and how we did with our predictions. uh-huh. >> still bitter. nothing to say about yesterday's games.
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>> revel right now. >> saints, what's going on. we begin the half-hour with a developing story. federal public health experts are expected to link cancer to that toxic dust around the ground zero site in new york. >> first responders, rescue, recovery workers, people who lived and worked in the area complained about illnesses. some people got sick soon after terror attacks 12 years ago tomorrow. "the new york post" reports victims who suffered from up to 50 different types of cancer, yes, 5-0, 50, may finally get compensation for the health care should feds seen off on the long-awaited report. as many as 400 people have died from cancer since 9/11. >> this law, talking about was actually passed two years age originally did not cover cancer because of a lack of evidence here. despite hundreds of sick folks, sick folks said i got it from the toxic dust here. as you heard, 400 people have died here. and they're waiting for this cancer link is important. that is going to free up money
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from what they call victim compensation fund, $3 billion. a lot of money here that can go to medical care for these folks. cancer link was holding up the money. two years after the law passed some folks weren't receiving money. today's news is important. >> scientific evidence that the dust is what its creating a lot of the cancers? >> right. now that health officials have spoken out. a cancer link that should free the flow of money. $3 billion worth to thousand sickened by the dust. incredible news for the survivors of the tragedy. >> 50 different types of cancer as well. >> i know. health ramifications on and on. keep an eye on that. keep it here on abc news. with that we turn to breaking news this morning out of chicago. public school teachers are going to strike this morning. talks on a new contract collapses late last night. now, 29,000 teachers and support staff are set to hit the picket line this morning. it is the first teachers' strike in chicago in 25 years. the city and the union have been
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battling over pay and job security. it means no classes now for more than 400,000 students. chicago actually is the nation's third largest school district. imagine the nightmares for those families. >> yeah, '87 strike lasted 19 days. hope they can get it finished for the kids. to politics. president obama back at the white house after a campaign swing through florida. and the future of health care was a main topic yesterday. abc's david kerley explains. >> it is mitt romney's mantra repeated nearly daily. >> we will get rid of obama care. >> stop it day one. >> replace it with something better. >> reporter: surprise when it sounded like the republican was changing positions. >> i am not getting rid of all health care reform. a number of things i like in health care reform. i will put in place. one is to make sure those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. >> alug families to cover their children indefinitely. a shift in position, no, says
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the romney campaign. romney wants to replace what he calls obama care with his own plan. but romney would include some of the very same elements in the president's effort. >> basic idea since government can't do everything it should do almost nothing. if you can't afford health insurance, hope you don't get sick. >> reporter: the president's defense came in florida where he got quite a welcome. and a lift from a pizza joint owner. he had breakfast with seniors before renewing his attack on the romney/ryan medicare plan. >> their budget plan for medicare would bankrupt medicare. no american should have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. >> reporter: it has been a campaign season short on specifics by both sides. something bill clinton pointed out about the romney plan, to close tax loopholes. >> then you ask, well, which loopholes? how much? you know what they say -- see me about that after the election.
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>> reporter: paul ryan was asked for specifics. >> the best way to do this is show the framework, the outlines of the plans and work with congress to do this. how you get things done? >> isn't that a secret plan? >> no, what we don't want is a secret plan. >> why not specify loopholes now. >> we want to have the debate in public with congress. >> ryan's refusal to name specifics drew rebukes from team obama. vice president biden told the crowd he could not name a loophole. the president calls the romney/ryan plan, just bad math. david kerley, abc news, the white house. >> 57 days to go. right? where is my calendar. 57. >> slowly getting there. >> interesting, again he does agree with -- the pre-existing condition but said, romney said i would like for families to be able to insure family members, whether that is children, beyond, infinite period. not until mid 20s per se. >> he has to couch his position on health carolinafully.
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he had reputation early on. being a flip-flopper, it came to individual mandate. or assault weapons bans. now this one. he has to couch it in the way, clarifying my position. i'm elaborating on it, not backtracking. what the obama campaign is going to paint it as the. >> trying to give specifics, minor specifics. >> from the repeal to supporting parts. a tragic note from the campaign trail. a motorcycle police officer escorting president obama's motorcade in west palm beach, florida was hit by a pickup truck and killed yesterday. the officer was a 20 year veteran rather of the jupiter, florida police department. president obama didn't see the accident. passes along his prayers to the officers' family. drivers are seeing no immediate relief from high gas prices. after labor day. the national average price for a gallon of gas is $3.83. up 16 cents from last month. analysts predict drivers will get a break now that refineries
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are back in business after hurricane isaac. >> paid $3.77. gas buddy, a great app. people in a suburban seattle neighborhood are rattled waiting for explanation after a huge piece of metal fell from the sky. turns out from a jumbo jet. but the faa is not talking. here is abc's john hriffin. >> seemed like a regular morning when the object came plummeting from the sky. >> we heard a crash, a slap, slap. >> reporter: turns out the mysterious object was landing gear door from a 767 according to the faa. but where did the door come from? just moments before it crashed, friday, neighbors described what looked like a cargo jet flying unusually low. >> it sounded a little, maybe it was -- >> distressed. >> vibrating. >> what could have happened in this instance, as the aircraft
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was coming in to land in seattle, the force of the air on the landing gear door could have torn off a weakened gear door that may have, then led to this piece of metal going into the residential area. >> reporter: back in may, cell phone sized pieces of air canada boeing 777, scattered on to cars near toronto. days before, the main cabin door from a small charter jet landed in the middle of a fairway on a miami golf course. in 2009, a dozen houses and numerous cars in brazil were reported damaged when parts, one weighing as much as 550 pound fell from a cargo fralt eighter. in washington state, believed there was a marking on the door meaning it was registered with the faa. but the agency tells me the could be weeks before we find out what actual plane the door came from. good news. no one was injured. now we turn to a horrific injury from the weekend's
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college football games. doctors say it is too soon to tell if a tulane university player will be paralyzed after a spinal fracture. safety devon walker, 18, hurt saturday in tulane's loss at tulsa. right now at a tulsa hospital, listed in stable condition. in the icu. doctors do plan to operate on walker in the next few days. sending him prayers and good luck. serious, serious injury. >> had to perform a tracheotomy on the field. >> right there on the field to save his life. >> thoughts and prayers to him. a monkey that attacked two people near orlando has finally been captured. police and animal control officers swarmed a neighborhood in sanford, florida, for the capture. the pet ran from home to home, jumped on a police car, bit two people. second time the monkey managed to leave home on his own. gma will have the latest. >> yes. down in florida. on the monkey. >> on the monkey beat. yes. a look at weather on this monday morning. thunderstorms, downpours,
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central, southern florida. heavy monsoons in the desert southwest. cool, damp. pacific northwest. chilly in the northeast. >> 70s, boston to baltimore. 80s in the southeast. 90s from fine, phoenix to dalla. time on monday morning for our "favorite story of the day." >> we don't do it as often. >> we don't look to name our stories. this is the inebriator. >> this is why this is cool, the inebria inebri inebriator makes it easy. select your drink. let the machine do what it does best. look at the thing go. whatever liquor, tonic water, soda. all mixes it quick and easy. sit back, watch the game. >> can you been this? yet? >> chill out. fantastic question. >> a prototype.
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>> wouldn't it look great in your living room. watching the game. >> probably another one of the idea they came up with while drinking beer. >> always thinking, guys. >> call it the inebriator. great idea. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." coming up, tell the good people what we have. >> brains or beauty what men really prefer in women? so what is it? >> i have some thoughts on it. and that football that we mentioned. a new special guest and all important picks competition. a new season off and running. you are watching "world news now." don't go far. >> uh-uh. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by resolve deep clean powder. when a carpet is clean and fresh, it's irresistible. experience this in your home with resolve deep clean powder. its moist powder penetrates deep, removing three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while also neutralizing odors at their source.
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it is. >> if there was one constant, he threw the football. didn't have a lot of help from his cast and supporting cast and from receivers to. day they were making all the plays. one interception. and a couple touchdowns. robert griffin, his spectacular rookie debut for the redskins. >> two more. >> nobody could have imagined that his rookie start, on the road, in new orleans, would b p this special. first half. perfect. 11 of 12. throw the football down the field. now there is something that need to be said. andrew luck was drafted, to indianapolis. rg iii goes to washington. i believe the upside. maximum upside potential. robert griffin iii is higher than andrew luck. if you get the max out of robert griffin iii he could be better long term than andrew luck. a greater physical talent. >> granted. playing behind the stellar
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offensive line. had good health. running game. but, the fourth best passing performance. that's how special the kid is. >> amazing. washington looking for a franchise quarterback for a generation. they may have one now. 49ers/packers? >> randy moss was added in the off-season. added a couple of giants from the super bowl winning team last year. i had the san francisco 49ers going to the super bowl. had them going before this game today. after i watched them. i am further convinced they went into a tough place to play. were able to get a victory. randy moss is going to make vernon davis that much better a receiv. tight end. and option for alex smith. and, they're starting to let smith throw the football. >> may see the two teams in the championship. peyton manning debut in denver. >> spectacular. need to be said. he says he is not even, fully ready for this season.
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not fully acclimated to working with the teammates. yet he play sewed well. big touchdown pass. late. and a pick six. and they go on to win. >> real quick, the replacement refs, grade? >> c-minus. >> how close to getting the permanent guys back. and, they start missing paychecks they'll run back pretty fast. >> he is jason page from espn radio. and our commissioner is here next. you are watching "world news now." are you ready to dig in now? >> let's go. >> announcer: abc'
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picks competition. jack, tough week here. >> tough week. >> another -- super bowl winners. won their opening game today. >> that's how it went. wasn't good. first couple mentions for our fans out there. thank you for voting. we need you to keep voting. we like your comments on facebook. but you have to vote. >> amen. >> in ohio and florida. >> and wherever else. >> a lot of money in ohio. >> just saying it on the facebook page. votes weren't counted. >> another link from the facebook page. >> we need to slam that home. hundreds and hundreds of people voted. votes were streaming in. but -- >> how did we do? it was what it is. they were 2-2, paula and the fans were 2-2. rob, you and i, stumbled in with -- rather, 1-3 record.
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at lunesta.com. there's a land of restful sleep. we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. welcome back, everybody, to "the mix" here. an interesting study here, in the "daily mail" i thought this was interesting. new research, men prefer intellect and character in a partner than a shapely figure. men are not as superficial. we value a woman's mind in addition to other things. get this, women tend to be more interested in a man's look. and less preoccupied by their wealth. women are able to depend on themselves more financially. so the man's money is less important. you care more about our looks. we care more about your mind these days. study of 12,000, 30 countries.
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>> go make me a sandwich and stop talking so much. go bears. >> that's it. that's it. we are all right. a ph.d. and the onion. >> the what? >> the onion. it's kardashian. >> oh, skeet, skeet. >> the michigan car dealership, promises his employees $1,000 for every year they work. if you work 28 years, $2,000. howard cooper, owned howard cooper, down the the dealership in april. good for him. employees that have been there 28 years, 26 years. a long time. >> i deon't know how much he gae out. >> no collective amount. >> 80 employees. >> some bosses are great out there stories. good for him.
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also, a story for all of you who have been to, or live in las vegas. you no doubt experienced this thing on the street, the dude shaking the little card for the escorts out there in vegas. >> i have never seen that actually. >> walking down the strip. >> been there once. >> recently. >> two years ago. >> you had to have seen it. flipping card for escorts. dancers. whatever else. now the city is like creating a huge litter problem. now they're trying, trying to get newt lthe new law, guys hav pick up a litter within a 25 foot radius on the sidewalk. could run afoul of the first amendment. a public sidewalk, public thoroughfare, tried to do this in '97. aclu ended up taking them to court. trying to get the guys to clean up their own mess from the lovely lady they're shaking around there on the strip. >> all right. finally, if any of you get botox. a new pill that coupled with botox will allegedly keep the effects 30% longer.
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this morning on "world news now" -- 57 days to go. with the conventions now behind them, the candidates hit the campaign trail. >> a new poll gives an edge to the president as mitt romney makes his surprising statement. it's monday, september 10th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> 57 days, not till the weekend. >> till the election. >> i'm paula faris on this monday morning. we will get to the latest in the race for president in just a moment. also this half-hour, eyes on the bad guys. the federal government is using some pretty high-tech methods to weed out potential terrorists as
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they go about their daily lives. but some say that it goes slightly too far. plus, it was the defining moment of one of the highest profile trials in modern history. the glove that did not fit and the jury that did acquit. now the prosecutor in the o.j. simpson case says the defense actually pulled a fast one. who does not remember that moment. and johnnie cochran's famous quote on that. >> a a top tennis player told to slim down or stay home. how she let her game speak for herself. >> exactly. that story is kind of mind-boggling, as to what they were, what their criteria was for telling the young lady she was not fit. goes out and proves them wrong. >> yes. >> stay tuned for that. get to the beg news monday morning. the president got quite a lift in florida over the weekend. a supporter gave mr. obama a
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bear hug, lifting the commander-in-chief right off the ground. you don't see that moment every day, huh. >> no you don't. he got the okay from the secret service beforehand. as for serious, use on the campaign trail, not that making pizza isn't serious. we turn to abc's ann compton. >> reporter: at the last stop on his two-day battleground state tour, president obama told the west palm beach crowd that his fate is in their hand. >> if we win palm beach county, we will win florida. if we win florida, we win this election. >> reporter: for republican challenger, mitt romney it was obama care and what sound like backing off the pledge for full repeal. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. of course a number of things i look in health care reform i am going to put in place. one those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. >> reporter: before the republican convention, a gallup poll had romney at 47%, president obama at 46%.
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now the gallup daily tracking poll shows the president with a five-point lead over governor romney. republicans are ramping up their efforts in wisconsin. >> here in wisconsin we are not better off under president obama. >> governor romney went to church in massachusetts after hammering home his own economic message. >> if this president's re-elected you will see chronic high unemployment continue another four years or longer. >> president obama accuses his opponent of fuzzy math. >> governor romney said he wouldn't take a deal with $10 of spending cuts for $1 of revenue increases. and the problem is the math or arithmetic as president clinton said doesn't add up. >> reporter: the race to add up swing states intensifies. ann compton, traveling with the obama campaign in florida. >> interesting part here too, the new gallup poll out shows the president nationally has a five-point lead. saying he did get a bounce out of the cvention in charlotte. really with the romney campaign,
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looking at carefully, state of ohio. a battleground state. now the president according to latest polls has a high single digit lead in the state. if romney does not win ohio, path to the white house gets very, very difficult. so they're really watching the state closely out there. the advantage of the obama campaign is of the undecideds, 6%, 8%, of those, mostly are demographics that don't like the president too well. mainly white, some with college education, economically stressed, middle-aged. the president struggles in the groups. numbers getting interesting. >> a lot of people will be fascinated despite the jobs report he got such a bump. but the polla but the poll actually factored in, it was factored into all of that. a five-point edge over romney, biggest since july. >> crazy too. all this underscores, a thousand more polls, things will change. >> 9,000 actually.
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>> 9,000. shows you how much waite weigei give to the debates. a tragic incident as president obama campaigned in florida. a police officer on a motorcycle working security for the president's motorcade was hit by a pickup truck and killed. the officer, a 20-year veteran of the jupiter police department was helping shut down interstate 95 ahead of the motorcade when she was struck. the white house says the president did not see the fatal accident. iraq is reeling from one of the deadliest days since withdrawal of u.s. troops. 90 people killed, two dozen bombings and shootings. more than 350 wounded. many attacks targeted soldiers and police recruits. so far no one claimed any responsibility, but the government is blaming al qaeda. there was even more bloodshed ein syria. a car bomb in aleppo killing 17 and wounding several others.
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fighting continued throughout the country between government troops and rebel forces. several military officers and civilians were also killed when a roadside bomb blew up a bus. go ahead. >> the concern here is that a lot of these extremist groups are going to start popping up too. shortly, just a couple hours before this blast, a jordanian militant leader linked to al qaeda warned his extremist group will launch deadly attacks to help the rebels in syria topple assad. so you see a lot of extremist groups, just kind of joining the cause as well. >> some folks advocated american action in syria. if you don't get there and get control, get assad out of office that becomes fertile ground for terrorist groups to come in. take advantage of civil unrest andy ya create a headquarters f themselves. death toll, more than 20 t. >> 21 t. >> heartbreaking. the fbi is closer than ever to using new science to catch criminals.
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the system that the agency is working on uses eye scans and other so-called biometrics in cameras that scan people any faces. >> looks like we got a hit. u.s. marshals. >> reporter: you have seen it on tv. >> facial recognition match on the father. >> reporter: and in the movies for years. now it may soon be coming to a city near you. the fbi's billion-dollar project will use available surveillance cameras to scan faces and match those images against their national database of known criminals. dubbed next generation identification program, face recognition, dna, iris scans and voice identification will make it harder for the most wanted to hide. some worry about potential to invade privacy. others believe it is a crime fighting tool whose time has come. >> you have got to go after them where they are, go after them smart, intelligence and special operations units. >> reporter: as we approach anniversary of september 11th, a
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new bulletin obtained by abc news from law enforcement says officials have been told of a decline in 9/11 messaging by al qaeda, but warned lone offender threats are still a concern. security sources tell us attack buys lone wolves are harder to track making new technology all the more useful. >> i am placing you under arrest. >> reporter: even if we are nowhere near being able to predict crimes before they happen. the fbi tells us the program will be fully running in less than two years and the next phase women clued identifying scars and tattoos. >> thanks for that report. a fifth suspect arrested in the 2010 murder of a u.s. border patrol agent. brian terry's death, exposed the u.s. government, fast and furious gun buying program. the suspect was picked up in mexico. mexico want the u.s. to promise the suspect will not face the death penalty after extradition. we turn to a major medical study released this morning
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about risk of cancer in young marijuana smokers. listen u fellows. the journal "cancer" reports young men who use marijuana increase their risk of testicular cancer. pot use exceeds cigarette smoking among high school seniors. one in three smokes marijuana. experts want research that links cancer to the use of pot. >> interesting there. we love a good immregs heplosio overnight. take a look at this one from wort worth. >> yep an old medical building came on down to make way for an office building and parking lot. it all want off without a hitch. some times what the show feels like. >> ha-ha. i never understand why tv news loves implosions as much as it does. but, there is another one for g. >> the major final of tennis
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wraps up. murray/djokovic face off. >> as for the women. serena williams two points from losing yesterday before she rallied to beat her opponent. the win gave williams her fourth u.s. open title and 15th career grand slam victory. >> she also became the first woman in a decade to win the u.s. open and wimbledon in the same year. the last person to do that was, rob. >> serena williams. >> look at those muscles on her. >> the gun show, baby. look at that. the guns are out. >> she was playing so poorly. she had prepared her runner-up speech. she says i thought, quote, she is playing so great. >> first woman in her 30s to win the u.s. open since martina navratilova, serena turns 31 september 26. since her loss in may, she is 26-1. hot streak. >> yes, that's what a little loss can do for you.
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>> fires you up. i like it serena. gun show. >> say it again? >> this is the lightning. this is the thunder, don't get caught in the storm. coming up next. a u.s. open competitor criticized for her weight. >> wait. there it is. >> there it is. you'll never find it. >> and the moment in the o.j. simpson murder case. new questions about the unforgettable glove that did not fit. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer wet jet. "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys think i'm "momtacular" or "momtrocious"? ♪
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♪ ♪ welcome back to your nightmare version of "law & order." i love the music. probably one of the most dramatic courtroom moments of a lifetime, o.j. simpson trying on the glove found at the murder scene. a critical piece of evidence. what's the quote -- if it doesn't fit you must acquit. >> that was it. 18 years after the murders of
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simpson's wife and her friend, there are serious new questions about that glove. abc's clayton sandel reports. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: it was the defining moment in the criminal trel ial the century. >> he would have killed, could have killed and did kill the two people. >> reporter: accused murderer o.j. simpson struggling into the blood-soaked gloves. prosecutors argued he wore them during the slayings of his ex-wife nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. the jury wasn't convinced. now, 17 years later, christopher darden, the same prosecutor who told sim sepson to put on the gloves is a cuesing the defense of evidence tampering. darden claims attorney johnnie cochran torn the lining so his fingers would get stuck. cochran died in 2005 but another
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member of the dream team is firing back. >> if he had the come plaplaint should have made it. 17 years later he makes an allegation again the dead lawyer. there ought to be a full investigation, if he is lying which i am convinced he is he should be disbarred. >> reporter: darden could not be reached for comment. some legal experts believe no harm was done. >> when you lose what was build as a slam dunk case, became the most publicized case in modern day history it does cause a little pain. frankly he has the right to give his thoughts. whether it is speculation or not. >> reporter: the question now is whether darden can prove his theory or not. clayton sandel, abc news, denver. >> wow. fascinating information. if you thought that why did you wait all the years later to drop that bombshell. >> secondly has it been 17 years? >> i know. crazy how much time has gone by. get this an entire line of questioning during the trial about how much leather gloves
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shrink after they have been wet. the jury heard testimony that leather gloves when they're stretched after being shrunk go back to 92% of their original size. a lot of these leather, you know related questions came up. line of questioning about the glove and what happens to it. interesting. >> a lot of questions about whether those were nicole's gloves. she had much smaller hand as well, found at the scene. >> unforgettable moment here. can darden back it up? the key question. yes. coming up next, outrage at the u.s. open. >> one competitor was told she wasn't fit enough. her winning performance.
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welcome back, everybody. crazy story here. junior doubles tennis pro, taylor townsend left the u.s. open this weekend a champion. after the tennis association
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told her she may not be fit enough. >> unbelievable. the comments opened up a new debate about athletes' weight. as abc's tanya rivero reports. >> reporter: this number one ranked junior tennis player in the world says she was told she shouldn't compete in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association told her she needed to slim done and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so than a specific number for my weight. so s paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and one of the finals. >> the reality there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis. if-up look at lindsay davenport,
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serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes, who achieved greatness. >> patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development tells abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply suggest she'd take a pass after she struggled with her game earlier this summer. no one tournament is bigger than a player's career, especially when the player is 16. taylor continues to beef one of our best prospect and our goal is her long term development, the association is now saying it will reemburs townsend for u.s. open expenses and tennis fans certainly aren't watching her weight, but rather her rise to the top of the game. tanya rivero, abc news, new york. >> just because she was struggling with her game, wonder why they link that to her not being fit. >> a lot of times if you are struggling. a football player and you struggle they will not let you on the field further injure or
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♪ ♪ for the first time since 9/11, get that not a single movie made $10 million at the box office. >> "insomniac theater" went looking for laughs with "the bachelorette" and jayce henderson saw it anhas his take. did you find the laughs you were looking for? >> not too much. i am a fan of bride maid, the movie.
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thought it would be similar. it was not. raunchy. the script was horrible. i left really disappointed. a shame because the cast is really extraordinary. kirsten dunst, main central, and rebel wilson, in the "bridemaid" film, the central character in this movie. story about old friend who end up becoming the bride maids at their friend's wedding who they used to make fun of in high school. instead of attending to the bride and making sure things are going acording to plan that if decide to go out before the wedding, ditch the bride and get wasted. in doing so they ruin the bride's dress. the ending barely comes together at the end. you are left wondering whether to laugh or cry for this bride. take a listen to some of the reactions. >> the worst movie i have ever, i was really looking forward to it. the premise was amusing. it was awful. didn't know what whether it was a comedy or drama. it was just stupid.
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>> there were funny things. it was pretty stupid. >> really had better expectations for the movie. had some parts that made me laugh. i felt like guilty at laughing about some of the things. >> out of five stars, how many stars would you rate the film? >> 2, 2.5 at the most. did make me laugh. not as much as i could have. >> so that's right. i am going to give this film 2 out of 5 stars. i did think there were funny parts. the script is bad. screen writing is horrible. leslie helen wrote the script and directed it. think she was going for a bridemaids feel. you were left, is this a comedy? is this a drama? i didn't feel it was funny. >> you felt, dirty, how dirty, ear muchmuffs throughout? >> ear muffs for adults. >> poor man attended bridesmade that did not pan out. >> exactly.
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>> all right, jayce. >> better luck next weekend, jayce.
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this morning on "world news chicago teachers say they will strike this morning. the city's first teacher walkout in a generation. now parents of 400,000 students are scrambling to make other plans. it's monday, september 10th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning. i'm paula faris. hope you had a nice weekend. >> indeed. our last morning together for a little while. indeed. >> where are you going? >> not leaving. day side for a few weeks. tour of duty for some other shows here. back end of the month. so hold it down for me. >> have fun doing the kardashian stories, okay.
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>> i'm sure i will get a few of them. we know that. good morning, everybody. happy monday. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the looming strike in the nation's third largest school district in a second. messy time in the city of chicago. for a lot of folks. also this half-hour, those incredible images over new york city, what we are learning after not one but two rare tornados tore through this area. over the weekend. >> i believe only the 13th and 14th tornados in this area in tornadic history. did that make sense? >> i followed that. >> tornadic? >> compared to other areas, we have no right to complain or be upset. here in new york. just the rarity, no damages or injury. thank god. >> i slept through all the bad weather over the weekend. >> as did i. >> and then, an incredibly rare disease strikes this little girl from denver, a plague from the middle ages. we will hear her remarkable recovery story. coming of in just a couple minutes. later are blake lively and
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rile -- rile? ryan reynolds. so monday. >> you saw her. what she does to you. >> she is hot. are they husband and wife? the big question, the trail of clues about a possible weekend wedding. that is coming up in "the skinny." >> first assignment day side. >> top of the show. but first, the breaking news out of chicago. the nation's third largest school district. bracing for a teacher strike this morning. the first such strike there in 25 years. >> tense contract talks, over pay and job security broke down late last night. now, 29,000 teachers and staff members are going to walk. more than 400,000 students will be impacted by this mess. and their parents are now forced to look for alternatives. >> i would have to stay home and watch them. this will make it easier for me. >> how dare you guys stop school in session? how dare you do that to our children. what are you thinking about?
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not about them. >> agreed. >> almost 150 chicago schools will open in the morning though. breakfast, lunch and have some kind of supervision. there will not be any classes there. the first stoppage in chicago since 1987, lasted 19 days back then. we'll see how long this one lasts. >> it is sad. you can agree with the mother. 400,000 students will be displaced. that will put an unnecessary burden on the parents what do they do for child care, all the athletes, friday night football, have scholarships on the line. the trickle down effect for this is unbelievable. apparently there is a huge rift between the chicago mayor and union chief. they're close on compensation, what they weren't close on, was medical benefits and the makeup of the teacher evaluation system, and job security. but 400,000 students. >> speaking of salary. i thought this was interesting. district officials say teacher's average pay in chicago is $76,000 a year.
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that strikes me for teachers as a very livable, decent salary. >> they offered the teachers, 16% pay raise over four years and host of benefit proposals, allegedly. >> meanwhile, speaking of money. 84% of the city's public schoolkids qualify for free or reduced lunch. tells you the poverty they're dealing with. hardship for families to get money to find other ways to take care of their kids. for however long this goes on. >> strike of '87 lasted 19 days. let's hope they can get this one done a little more expeditiously. to presidential politics now. with 57 days to go before the vote, we learned overnight the obama campaign raised $114 million during august. far exceeds earlier monthly fund raiser totals. the president campaigned in florida telling voters there his fate rests in their hand. and the romney campaign raised more than $111 million during august, best month of fund-raising thus far. romney traveling to ohio for a rally in mansfield. during a campaign stop yesterday he said he would keep some parts
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of the president's health care overhaul including coverage for pre-existing conditions. the first time we have heard him say anything quite like that. >> said before, i will repeal. i'm going to repeal. day one, i will repeal. now, a slight softening. of that position. >> he says i will repeal it and replace it with his own. we didn't know what parts of his own he would maintain. >> now hearing it, yes. finally. the latest gallup poll suggests president obama picked up some momentum after the big convention in charlotte. in august the two candidate were basically in a dead heat. >> the numbers put the president ahead by five points. abc's senior washington editor looks at a state in pl. good morning, rick klein. >> reporter: rob, paula, ohio is the key. here is why. according to abc news latest race projections president obama is in line for 237 electoral votes to romney's 206. if you add in ohio's 18 votes. he has a commanding lead -- 255 of the 270 he need. he would need one or more states to take it all.
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if romney doesn't win ohio he would have to win every other battleground state. to even have a chance. the president getting one of the photo-ops on the campaign trail. visiting a pizza shop. he got a literal lift. not bad coming out of the convention again. doesn't hurt that it was in florida. rob, paula. >> that guy actually, president said, man, look at your guns. if i eat some of your pizza, will i get guns like that. he said he will vote for him again, never saw the leader of the free world, bear hugged and picked up in a pizza joint. that was a rare moment on the trail. >> real quick -- ohio, no republican candidate has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. in fact, the presidency in general from 1904 through 2004, the candidate who won ohio, democrat or republican, won the presidency, 24 out of 26 times. ohio, uber important. 17 or 18. >> 19 electoral votes.
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>> maybe 19. >> that's what i meant. >> bellwether state, for sure. fighting hard for ohio. see how it plays out. moving on to other news this morning -- a wildfire that erupted near jackson, wyoming, scorched more than 800 acres since saturday. tourists were temporarily ordered to evacuate a resort that had to be shut down over the weekend. residents are told to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. firefighters are facing more high winds later today. >> a big clean-up job is still under way here in new york, after the city got slammed by two very rare tornados. the twisters touched down moments apart in brooklyn and queens. damaging homes and taking new yorkers by surprise. we have more now from abc's ginger zee. >> oh, my god. look at the tornado. >> not only is that a tornado, but it is a tornado in new york city. one of two that ripped through queens and brooklyn. the first born around 11:00 a.m. on the water then hitting land, slicing through the beach community of queens with 70 mile per hour winds.
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cabana roofs were ripped off and debris went flying everywhere. >> just 15 second of intense wind, white noise, things crashing all around me. >> 7:00 later, the same storm formed a new tornado, packing winds up to 100 miles per hour, whipping through brooklyn. >> holy [ bleep ] that's a tornado! >> today while erasing the evidence, it was still hard to grasp what had hit them. >> now is the clean-up. i started early this morning. i am almost done. but thank god we are okay. >> 13 other states from south carolina to maine were rocked by damaging winds. so the hardest hit, the nation's capital, more than 200,000 customers reported power outages. >> tornados are rare in new york city. there had only been 12 since 1950. that included one in brooklyn in 2010. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> thank you, ginger. a different kind of storm that darkened the sky over phoenix. a giant cloud of dust, known as a haboob, arabic word for wind,
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blanketed the city. the wall of dust stretching 2,500 feet in the air, so thick, some flights were delayed. drivers were forced to pull off the road. >> seen four or five of them in the area this year. wow. here is your monday forecast, everybody. still stormy in the southwest with heavy monsoons from new mexico to southern california. more scorching heat down in texas. also some thunderstorms around orlando, tampa and fort lauderdale. >> 91, miami. mostly 70s in the northeast, midwest. 80s from albuquerque to omaha, just 60s in the pacific northwest. talk about lighting up the night sky. there was a spectacular sight in reno, nevada. >> take a look at the special balloons known as dawn patrol. lighting things up at day break over the weekend. part of the great reno balloon race, featuring more than 100 balloons soaring above the crowd. that's beautiful. look at that. >> gorgeous. >> have you seen the movie with rapunzel in it, they have lights and balloons. >> no. >> what were they called?
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oh, tangled. just called it rapunzel. tangled. a really cute movie. that's what it reminded me of. you need to see some kids movies. >> almost as cool as the image of landing in vegas at night. you see the oasis pop up from the dark. get a little teary. >> okay, coming up, what heidi klum is claiming after a war of words and a big breakup with seal. >> what a story of survival, for a 7-year-old colorado girl who thought she just had the flu, but instead, had a disease that dates back to the middle ages. now she is recovering. that's the good news. we'll have more from "world news now" returns after this. ♪ work on time again this morning ♪ ♪ this old job is all that i got now ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by charmin, ultrastrong.
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well from a camping trip to the emergency room, what a road to recovery for a 7-year-old colorado girl who came down with an illness that dates back to the middle ages. >> thanks to specialists at a denver pediatric hospital her condition was diagnosed as bubonic plague. abc's clayton sandel reports. >> reporter: little sierra jane downing is in the hospital recovering from the fight of her life. >> can you get up and walk? >> i already did a little. >> reporter: the big-dimpled 7-year-old came down with what her parents thought was flu. >> my little sierra wasn't herself. >> reporter: then a seizure, her breathing stopped. >> i thought, "oh, my gosh, we're going to lose her." >> reporter: she was air lifted to rocky mountain hospital for children in denver, fever spiking, 107 degrees. >> i remember leaving that morning scared when i came back
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that night that she wasn't going to survive. >> reporter: when doctors jennifer snow found clues, an unusually swollen lymph node in her leg and bug bites. >> that was my eureka, ah-ha moment. >> we are not really sure how to feel. >> reporter: then her parents remembered, just days before, the family had been to a campground where sierra jane found a dead squirrel. doctors suspect fleas jumped from the squirrel to their young host infecting her with bubonic plague. the same black death that killed 25 million people during the middle ages. but with an average of seven u.s. cases a year, a disease doctors rarely see. >> there is a saying in medicine if you hear hoof beats look for horses, don't forget about the zebras, more unusual diseases. in this case this is a zebra. >> it's okay to smile. >> reporter: thanks to quick thinking and antibiotics, sierra jane will make a full recovery. >> they sat her on my lap, she melted into me. and she goes, "mommy, it feels
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so good to be held." and i just -- that was the best moment. the best. >> clayton sandel, abc news, denver. >> to think she was so sweet. she wanted to bury the dead little squirrel and the fleas could have infected her. just heartbreaking. she will make the recovery. great news. >> something that killed 25 million people, so long ago is now treatable, amazing. >> with the strides we have made. for sure. >> let's lighten the mood a little bit. when we come back, breaking "the skinny" news this morning, a former sexiest man alive, off the market this morning. >> did you -- did you, really? oh. >> have to stay tune and find out. >> what heidi klum says she never did while married to seal. it is all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> has there ever been a lovelier couple, blake lively and ryan reynolds? has there? they're both gorgeous. >> no there hasn't.
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reynolds. >> she may be mrs. ryan reynolds. according to a radio station out of charlotte, they got hitched over the weekend. yes. they said they got married. at the cotton docks at boon hollow plantation in mount pleasant. according to a tweet. "people" magazine says that the two were spotted in south carolina with bette midler, a big event did take place on the alleged plantation. and a large cake was driven down from virginia. her mother, her sister were spotted in town. reps for both actors are not commenting. but if you remember earlier, in the summer, another rumor came out, they were quick to shoot it down. haven't said anything. a little suspect. >> a lot couple. some good-looking kids. two a-listers. good for them. a little secret wedding. kept the media away. >> love ryan reynold. you love her. she is a pretty girl. >> blake, a good looking girl. congratulations to the love bird there. on the opposite end of the spectrum here, heidi klum, giving an interview to katie
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couric, by the way, check out katie's new talk show, premiers today. i don't know what time. check it out. katie will be asleep. i don't know why. opening up to katie about, kind of, something that seal said, pretty much accused her of fornicating with the help, clear reference to her relationship with the bodyguard, martin christian, and heidi told katie, a unique choice of words. i am used to it. other people aren't. meaning -- maybe she is used to some biting word by seal. maybe insight what turned sour in the marriage. he back tracked, he was clarifying, wasn't accusing heidi of cheating while they were married, saying the relationship with the bodyguard, started when they technically on paper were married. heidi says she moved on. that is the end of that. heidi speaking out. saying i did not cheat on my man and don't like those words. >> you will dvr katie's show to
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make sure, right? >> i will check it out. see heidi. console her in her time of need. >> this could have been really, really catastrophic for miley cyrus had she been home in her studio city residence. a guy clutching scissors, 4:00 a.m. in the morning, tried to force his way into her residence. he claimed that he was a friend of her. luckily, as we just mentioned, she he has been arrested. you can see the guy right there. after they saw him jump behind some bushes. no charges have been filed against the trespasser at this point. but that could have been a frightening scene. >> yeah, maybe could have been a good thing. maybe trying to give her a new haircut. would be nice. >> not much to cut. not much left. just the mohawk on top. >> whoo. all right here. >> jennifer lawrence, star of "the hunger games" in an interview up at the toronto film festival. almost passed on the hunger games. didn't want to do it. was scared how famous it would make her, the size, the aftermath. she used to do independent films. a big studio production. truth was bottom of my heart i
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wanted to do it. i wanted to play the character. i was scared of the aftermath. but you can't say no to things because you are scared, you have to go for it. she is. they'll film the sequel. she will get a cool $10 million to shoot part two. smart move, girl. >> uh-huh. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling, occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as $15
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>> i got that on a loop in my car. >> yes. >> finally this half-hour, a lesson in the bird and bees, courtesy of our friend at the national zoo in washington. >> zookeepers believe that a high profile couple visiting from overseas, may be welcoming a bundle of joy. abc's john muller breaks the news. >> reporter: are they? aren't they? all eyes on the famous couple and their highly anticipated baby, no, not william and kate, duke and duchess of cambridge, it's these popular pandas, mei and tian-tian, adored by the hoard of visitors to d.c. national zoo could have a new cub in a few weeks. that's right the panda pregnancy watch is on. the clues, mei has begun building a nest. her uterine wall is thickening, her hormone levels have changed. sound like a done deal. but panda pregnancy is never a done deal until the cub is born. that's because panda moms often have a phenomena called false
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pregnancy. >> a time during which the reproductive tract changes and hormone profile mimics regular pregnancy. >> the couple who came to the u.s. from china in 2000, already had one baby cub. that was seven years ago. they also had seven false pregnancies. even with ultrasound, it is almost impossible for doctors to tell if it is real or fake. if mei fails this time, she could be headed back to china, replace ed by a younger, more fertile female. so far, the zoo says, signs are good. everyone is hoping this time it will be pandemonium. john muller, abc news. >> so glad we informed you with that this monday morning. you are so much more enlightened. >> so much more. mondays are slow news days, folks. it is not slow in the faris household. look at you taking care of all of those little critters. >> paula panda. >> panda, pandemonium. i'll breast-feed. >> all natural. >> that's right. >> getting in touch. breast milk is the best milk. >> lucy panda.
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